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LABOR’S SECURE &
SUSTAINABLE STEEL
JOBS PLAN
Luke Foley and the Labor team know that steel is as much part of the
Illawarra’s future as it has been its history.
The NSW State Government has a crucial role to play in the future of
our steel and manufacturing industries.
As part of Labor’s Secure and Sustainable Steel Jobs Plan a State
Labor Government will ensure that all public infrastructure projects will
be required to use a minimum 90% Australian made steel that meets
Australian standards and certification.
The facts speak for themselves: for every $1 million of local
manufacturing output gained or retained here in NSW;

6 full-time jobs are retained,

$22, 300 of tax revenue is generated and,

$64,900 worth of welfare benefits are saved.
The threat of closing the steel industry in the Illawarra in 2015 would
have cost up to 10,000 jobs and wiped out $3 billion of value from the
region’s economy.
A Foley Labor Government’s commitment to building infrastructure
right across the state will provide continued significant economic
benefit to the Illawarra region.

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Additionally we will establish a NSW Steel Industry Advocate to be
based in the Illawarra to ensure steel standards are complied with
and amend the State’s procurement policy to assess ‘whole of life’
calculations for public infrastructure, including cost of transport;
insurance; assembly; maintenance costs; environmental impacts;

supply chain activity; employment; and regional development
objectives. In other words, a Foley Labor Government will give
priority to assessing the long life of Australian-made steel use in
infrastructure projects rather than just focusing on price.
A Foley Labor Government will use the region’s steel industry
as a strong foundation for future economic growth for the
Illawarra.
Continuing to support the production of steel in the Illawarra
allows the industry to pursue new product markets such as in
renewable energy which will help support our efforts to address
the impact of climate change.

NSW LABOR HAS PLAYED A CRUCIAL ROLE IN SECURING
PASSAGE OF THE STEEL INDUSTRY PROTECTION BILL 2016
THROUGH THE NSW PARLIAMENT’S LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.
WE WILL USE 90% OF AUSTRALIA-MADE STEEL IN ALL MAJOR
INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS ACROSS NSW, AND ESTABLISH
A NSW STEEL INDUSTRY ADVOCATE TO BE LOCATED IN THE
ILLAWARRA.

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